Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum
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Friends of the LCI-713,
Our ship is looking pretty darn good, but there are several items that we still are in need of to finish up the job. If you know where we may find any of these items, please let us know or if you’d consider donating the item or cash equivalent to purcase, even better! Our purchase dollars are limited, but we try to buy if something of great desire comes available
Thank you all for you continued support of our group!
Rick Holmes, AFMM President
Flat deck barge to borrow, lease or own in lieu of dry-docking. Minimum 160x40. Would be returned or sold after completion of our replating project.
15kw( Or more) diesel generator in good running condition.(Not pictured)
Shafts and props for our 12v71 Detroit Diesel engines. Specs call for a 46” 3 bladed prop, but an LCI original appears to be 42”. Contact us for details.
#2 torpedo binnacle
The #2 compass has a card (the face with the compass points) that is 6.75" in diameter. The #1 compass (which we don't want) had a card 7.5" in diameter.
WWII Berger Fairlead
Photo of a fairlead found at http://www.hystarmarine.com/engine-gear2.html. The housing is a little different than the one on the LCI and I don't know its size. The type of fairlead we want is a "deck mounted balanced head fairlead" . Which specific model was originally installed is still unknown. Berger is now known as Smith Berger and are still in Seattle. There current inventory suggests that our fairlead would be the size of their current models MD 610 or MD 612.
20mm Gunmounts(4) - 20mm Orelikon Cannons(3)
Diesel stove qty 2 (Elisah Webb and son, Philly PA, #120 Webb Perfection oil burning range)
We also have plans to fabricate mock-ups at a cost of about $1200.
Clayton Steam Generator (Model BO-400 oil fired)
We need one example of a WWII NDO Mark I gas mask.
These were for use by people who would be using binoculars.
20mm Ammo Box’s We need 3 more!
Anti Aircraft Range Indicator, Mark I
We need one example (the ship would have had five).
WWII Helmet, Talker Type Mark 2 -- we need only 1.
Binocular Blinker Tube -- Records indicate that LCIs had one set.
I think that it attached to a binocular set.
Multi Purpose Signal Light Type "A" -- This is the one mentioned by Gordon (its honeycombed). I, so far, have not found a reference to it in the records but, obviously, some LCIs had them.
There is/was a complete system including the carrying case, for sale at the price of $158.
This device was used to determine the ships speed. Anecdotal evidence indicates that LCIs had one. There are a number different makers but I think the Navy would have used ones by Lionel as they had contracts for other things with this company.
Portable Hooded Flood Lantern
We need at least one Portable Flood Lantern. This was primarily used for damage control. See Photo showing what it looked like
Smoke Generator and Fog Oil Drums
The galley stack for outside
We need at least one. I am not sure at this time where it was fixed (pilot house?). I also do not have a photo at this time. So we are just looking for a World War II Navy type.
Large flange face fuel valves (troop 2 for show)
Outside fire system valves (1 1/2")
Vent ducting (square/rectangular)
large in line vent fans (galley, engine room)
Davit and good deck socket
1/4 radius deck mount mooring line guides for stern 'chock to windlass'
Rubber gasket for watertight doors and scuttles
'T' type closures for sea chest
Round' type closers for ammo ready locker
Diesel heating unit or steam generator
Galley smoke stack with 'H' top
Complete set of good signal flags
Ship Thermometer -- We need at least one. I am not sure at this time where it was fixed (pilot house?). I also do not have a photo at this time. So we are just looking for a World War II Navy type.
Galley 'meat dresser' table top, stainless steel 'food grade' at the galley serving line on the galley side.
Galley flour bins (3) under the table top for flour, sugar, rye, per the drawing. (stainless steel) They would be located on the forward half of what is now shelving (under the butcher block)
Stove pipe 7" oval x 6" round for stove (2)
Stove pipe 'wye' with internal damper to fit two 6" pipes to one 10" pipe.
Pot hooks in galley, per the drawings
Bread box in galley by the can opener (possible Eagle Scout project)
Condiment boxes (2) for the food storeroom across from the ammunition magazine, per drawing
Install the spice rack (already in galley-add 3 'holding bars'). Do after stove and hood vent in place
Fake food for display (bread for the existing bread pans) (attachment 4)
Fan mount, steel frame and safety grill above engine room to distribute heat inside to main deck (alcove under the tool display)
Additional shelf in the linen locker bottom to finish expansion of the display
Clipping table, steel and/or wood to manufacture the and clipping machines for the 20mm Oerlikon (attachment 1 & 6)
Steel 'protection' plates for 20mm mounts (attachment 7)
Expanded metal doors for linen locker and foul weather gear locker (attachment 5 for idea)
Mounts for the Stokes stretchers. See attachment 2 & 3
We need examples of some of the printed matter that would have been found on board ship:
a. Blank copies of standardized forms such as Muster Roll, pay receipts, speedletter, etc
b. Training books for petty officer advancement such as quartermaster, coxswain, motor machinist, gunners mate, etc.
c. Pocket Guides (such as those for Australia, New Guinea, Netherlands East Indies, New Caledonia, and Italy.
d. Technical manuals/books such as:
1. "use of tools",
2. "fundamentals of electricity",
3. Webster's Collegiate Dictionary ('41-44 edition),
4. Knights Seamanship
5. Dutton's Navigation & Nautical Astronomy
6. Watch Officer's Guide",
7. Dead Reckoning Guide,
8. Naval Courts & Boards
9. Recognition Manuals
10. Condensed Stock Catalogue
11. Any period Navy Maps